Address to China

How should I address my parcel for delivery to China?

18th October 2022, 12:12pm in Shipping Advice by Amy Newham

Want to send a parcel to China from the UK? The People's Republic of China has a population of over 1.4 billion people – that's a lot of potential parcel destinations! You'll need to know how to address your shipment correctly to avoid possible confusion or delays.

At Interparcel, we offer a range of reliable and affordable international courier services that can ship your parcel to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and beyond. Learn how to correctly address a package to China, and browse our globally-recognised discounted parcel delivery services.

Chinese address format

A Chinese address can be written in either English or Chinese/Mandarin. If an address is written in Chinese, it's in the opposite order to the UK format, starting with the country first. However, you can use an English format when writing addresses in English.

China parcel delivery

UK address example

John Bloggs

1 Interparcel Lane



RH10 9RD

China (People's Rep.) address example in English

John Bloggs

1234 Interparcel Road

100000 Beijing


How do you write a Chinese address in English characters?

Step 1

Underneath the recipient's name, write the premises and street. There are variations like the addition of door, floor, building etc. and a difference between urban and rural addresses, so it's best to check before you send.

Step 2

Add the postcode/zip code next to the province name. The 6-digit postcode comprises a 4-digit destination country and a 2-digit delivery region. For example, Shanghai's zip code is 200000.

Step 3

Lastly, add the destination country's name in capital letters. e.g., China. Whether you write an address in English or Chinese, the country name must be in English for both versions.

How easy is it to send a parcel to China with Interparcel?

Inbuilt customs form

All international deliveries from the UK require a customs invoice. Luckily, we've incorporated the customs form within our booking process to make it easier and simpler to complete.

If you're unfamiliar with customs forms, you can read our recent article on how to complete them.

Automatic address format

When you book a courier service to China, we ask you to enter the delivery city or postcode so we can format the address correctly. The receiver's telephone number and email address are also required if the courier needs to contact them about their delivery. China's dialling code is +86. You can choose to receive our tracking email or SMS notifications during the booking process.

Free parcel tracking

As a self-tracking service, you can track your delivery to China once the courier has scanned and collected the parcel on our website. Your tracking number will start with GB followed by 10 digits, e.g., GB1234567890.

Why use Interparcel to ship a parcel to China?

The People's Republic of China is a popular global shipping destination for individuals and businesses, so we have negotiated low-cost fees to China with internationally-recognised parcel delivery firms like ECMS, FedEx Express and Spring Global. Enter your parcel dimensions and weight into our online quote tool to receive a list of discounted Economy and Express services.

When you create a free account with Interparcel, you'll also benefit from features such as:

Ready to send? Book a parcel delivery to China today!

If you require further assistance, contact our friendly customer support team online or over the phone, seven days a week.

Popular services to China

Delivery to China starts from £9.70. Service blocks above display the cheapest price available for the service, not specifically for shipments to China.

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